Tyler Hoechlin in Black Superman Costume for The CW’s Crossover

Stephen Amell shared the following photo on Twitter showing he and Grant Gustin standing with Tyler Hoechlin, who is wearing an all black Superman costume.

Taken during the filming of The CW’s upcoming “Elseworlds” superhero crossover event, the black costume with a white or silver “S” and high collar would appear to be from an alternate Earth.

The special 3-night “Elseworlds” crossover event will begin in “The Flash” on Sunday, December 9 at 8.00pm ET, and then continue in “Arrow” on Monday, December 10 at 8.00pm ET, and will conclude with “Supergirl” on Tuesday, December 11 at 8.00pm ET.

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October 15, 2018 5:27 pm

Ok,it’s different. I don’t know why it’s black, but I am curious about it. There could be a million reasons why it’s black. It could be a recovery suit, it could be a suit used for tactical purposes, it could be Kryptonian clothing used for a scene with Kara and her mom and the other survivors of Krypton. I do hope it’s not a version of Superman who is evil like Regime Superman or Ultraman. That last one I’m hoping is not the case. But I’ll wait to see how this plays out in the episodes before I give my… Read more »

October 15, 2018 5:43 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I also noticed that Grant and Stephen are wearing the same shoes. What’s that about?

October 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Besides the suit’s color change, I noticed two possibly three other differences.
1. The S insignia seems to be bigger than the previous one he had
2. The boots look to be a different style
3. He has a collar

October 15, 2018 6:20 pm

I was hoping for something more “Classic”, but I am intrigued.

October 15, 2018 6:28 pm

Hopefully this doesn’t mean that the Superman of Supergirl’s Earth isn’t in it. I mean it would a real gip to finally get Superman involved in the big crossover only to have the only version we see is a villain from an alt. Earth.

October 16, 2018 1:00 am
Reply to  MattComics

Judging by how they have used the character in the past to put over Supergirl and the fact this is marketed as a “multiverse crossover,” that’s exactly what I’m expecting.

October 16, 2018 11:14 am
Reply to  MattComics

I hope so too MattComics. I think we will know more on why he’s wearing the new suit in November

October 17, 2018 8:09 am
Reply to  MattComics

Ugh, unfortunately that’s exactly what I’m expecting. Superman’s the evil ruler, Batwoman is fighting him, and Lois is either going to be made to appeal to him at the end or she’ll be featured in a flash back where she dies and what made him go all evil (or both). This is a repeated storyline that just about every Superman story has gone through. I would love to be wrong, absolutely love to be, but so far there has been nothing to show otherwise. So far there has been zero mention of the villain, which is almost the give away… Read more »

October 16, 2018 12:58 am

Can’t wait to see him get his butt kicked by Supergirl again…

October 17, 2018 2:22 am
Reply to  Clark_Jo

Probably the “mighty” Supergirl will have to rescue Superman in the crossover event.

Kal L
October 16, 2018 4:14 am

good lord that is ugly…

October 16, 2018 9:25 am

It’s not like we haven’t seen a live Superman in black before. For example, we had Dean Cain in a black Superman outfit in one of the season finales of Lois and Clark. Tom Welling had a black trench coat prototype suit in season nine of Smallville. And lastly Cavill wore a black suit in Man of Steel. Whether or not he wore it in Snyder’s version of Justice league is a different story. But all we know so far on Tyler’s return as Superman is that he’s back in black. I say wait and see what the story is… Read more »

October 16, 2018 11:21 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Even if this is an evil version of Superman, there’s also the possibility that the good Superman will fight and prevail over the evil version. As I said before, right now there are many possibilities on why he might be wearing the black suit. I say, wait and see.

October 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

It might also be funeral atire for a hero who has fallen in the fight against this year’s crossover villain. There could be any possible reasons why for this suit.

October 17, 2018 2:18 am

The suit looks terrible with those awful cape buckles again. I don’t see the mighty Supergirl’s cape connected with buckles. Plus in that photo, Superman looks like a Hobbit next to the other two guys.

October 19, 2018 7:33 pm

And a thumbs up for everyone! Happy Friday